AT&T is doing away with the $30/month unlimited data plan. Instead you’ll pay $25/month for 2GB:
For new iPad customers, the $25 per month 2 GB plan will replace the existing $29.99 unlimited plan. iPad customers will continue to pre-pay for their wireless data plan and no contract is required. Existing iPad customers who have the $29.99 per month unlimited plan can keep that plan or switch to the new $25 per month plan with 2 GB of data.
Yikes. That didn’t last long. The iPad 3G models have barely been out for a month or so, and the heavily touted unlimited data plan from AT&T is already being scrapped. The replacement plan seems lame as well. I’d always heard that the nominal cap on so-called unlimited data plans with many carriers was in the neighborhood of 5GB per month. 2GB does not seem generous to me at all – though I’m far from an expert on this area.
Apparently if you already have the unlimited $29.99 plan before June 7th, when the new plans kick in, the old plan will be grandfathered – so best to get signed up quick if you don’t want a 2GB cap starting in June.